January 3rd, 2011
Harold A. Krider, 63, of Whitley County, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born March 7, 1947 in Wolf Lake, a son of George W. and Mildred M. (Hill) Krider. His formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1965.
On May 21, 1966 he was united in marriage to Jo Ellen Vogely. They made their home in Columbia City and later on a farm in Columbia Township before moving to Washington Township, residing at their present home since July 2007.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After 27 years of benefiting important community needs in Columbia City and Whitley County, the John and Hester Adams Trust is terminating. The Trustâ€™s final two grants, distributed Dec. 21, were $20,000 to the City of Columbia Cityâ€™s Park Board and $4,500 to the Whitley County Historical Society. All of the money in the trust has been disbursed. There are no more funds.
In the 27 years of its existence, the Trust awarded more than $2 million in grants to diverse nonprofit organizations.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees will convene tonight in its first meeting of 2011.
On the agenda for tonightâ€™s meeting will be a passel of tasks to set up the upcoming year.
The 7 p.m. meeting will be the first with newly-elected member Christopher Bechtold, who won the Columbia City District seat vacated by Nicki Baker, who decided not to run for another term.
Bechtold was the second highest vote getter in that district behind board president Don Armstrong who held onto his seat for another term.
December 30th, 2010
Churubusco head coach Michael McBride argues a call with a referee Thursday night in a bout of NECC undefeated teams. The Eagles fell to Westview at home 60-48.
HUNTINGTON — The Columbia City wrestling team traveled south to Huntington North to take part in the 10 team Weston Close Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Huntington North High School Thursday. With scoring done on an individual basis, senior Justin Trigg led the Eagles to an eighth-place finish by placing third in the 140 pound weight class.
Lee Junior Nichols, 82, of Larwill, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 29, 2010 at his home of natural causes.
He was born Sept. 7, 1928 in Pierceton, a son of O. Lee and Beatrice B. (Pollock) Nichols. His formative years were spent in Pierceton. He graduated from Pierceton High School.
On Aug. 8, 1948 he was united in marriage to Marjorie J. Noble. They made their first home in Pierceton, moving to Fort Wayne in 1950 and Steuben County in 1952. In 1953 they moved to Larwill, residing in the present home since 1957.
Marcia Ann Gordon, 62, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Aug. 7, 1948 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Franklin M. and Dorothy J. (Buckles) Walker.
Richard A. Sponseller, 63, of Warsaw, passed away peacefully at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family after a nine-month battle with esophageal cancer.
He was born June 19, 1947 in Warsaw, a son of Robert O. and Ruth M. (Hawley) Sponseller.
He married Donna (Shively) Pettit Sponseller July 26, 1991. She survives.